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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2063-2067
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.236


Therapeutic Management of Conjunctivitis: A Case Report in a Cockatiel and Aseel Bird
Ruchika Lakshmanan 1*, K. Senthilkumar2 and M. Palanivelrajan3
1Department of Wildlife Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-7, India
2Post-Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, TANUVAS,
Kattupakkam-603 203, India
3Department of Wildlife Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-7, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of conjunctiva of eye. In recent times, it was found that Gatifloxacin is more safe and effective in treatment of acute form of conjunctivitis than with the same dose of ciprofloxacin. This article presents two case reports in birds wherein Gatifloxacin treatment was used for treatment of conjunctivitis. A female Aseel bird, 1 ½ years old and a Cockatiel bird, 1 year old was brought to the Avian and Exotic Pet Unit of  Madras Veterinary College with the history of  swollen eyes and off-feed for the past three days. The birds were unable to open their eyes (right eye for Aseel; left eye for Cockatiel) for the past four days and the unaffected eyes were partially open. On examination of the affected eye, it was noticed that the eye was congested, swollen, crusting over the eyelid and had watery discharge from the eye. The condition was tentatively diagnosed for conjunctivitis. The birds were treated topically with Gatifloxacin eye drops @ 2 drops in the affected eye TA T.I.D for three days. In case of eye discharge, using a clean wash cloth moistened with warm water, gently wiping off the discharge was advised. In addition to this, multivitamin syrup was given to the bird orally. The birds showed marked improvement after five days.


Keywords: Conjunctivitis, Gatifloxacin eye drops, Aseel, Cockatiel, Watery discharge
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Ruchika Lakshmanan, K. Senthilkumar and Palanivelrajan, M. 2020. Therapeutic Management of Conjunctivitis: A Case Report in a Cockatiel and Aseel Bird.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2063-2067. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.236